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Number of Divorces and Annulments
Divorce and Annulment Rates

Michigan and United States Occurrences
Selected Years, 1900 - 2012

Year United States Michigan
Number Rate Number Rate
1900 56,000 1.5 2,435 2.0
1910 83,000 1.8 3,716 2.6
1920 170,505 3.2 8,679 4.7
1930 195,961 3.2 10,639 4.4
1940 264,000 4.0 12,054 4.6
1950 385,000 5.2 15,979 5.0
1960 393,000 4.4 16,656 4.3
1970 708,000 7.0 29,934 6.7
1980 1,189,000 10.4 45,047 9.7
1990 1,182,000 9.4 40,568 8.7
1991 1,187,000 9.4 40,103 8.5
1992 1,215,000 9.6 40,425 8.5
1993 1,187,000 9.2 40,470 8.5
1994 1,191,000 9.2 39,795 8.3
1995 1,169,000 8.8 39,449 8.2
1996 1,150,000 8.6 38,169 7.8
1997 1,163,000 8.6 38,202 7.8
1998 1,135,000 8.4 38,523 7.8
1999 n.a. 8.2 38,006 7.7
2000 1,158,145 8.2 38,932 7.9
2001 1,135,169 8.0 38,869 7.8
2002 1,129,665 7.9 37,804 7.7
2003 1,102,908 7.6 35,596 7.1
2004 1,076,737 7.3 34,696 6.9
2005 1,069,721 7.2 34,580 6.8
2006 1,021,858 6.8 35,022 6.9
2007 1,093,058 7.2 34,522 6.9

2008 1,212,767 8.6 33,527 6.7
2009 1,305,994 7.9 32,771 6.6
2010 1,243,152 8.1 34,956 7.1
2011 1,245,525 8.0 33,940 6.9
2012 n.a n.a 32,892 6.7


Note: Rates are the number of persons whose marriage ended in divorce or annulment per 1,000 population.

1991-1999 U.S. data are provisional and represents 12 months ending with December.

U.S. divorces from 2000-2007 were estimated using "Table 1300. Marriage and Divorce Rates by Country", U.S. Bureau of Census. U.S. divorce rates and numbers exclude data for California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, and Louisiana in 2004; and California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Louisiana, and Minnesota in 2005 to 2007.

Starting in 2008, the number and rates of U.S. divorces are estimated using the U.S. Census Bureau, 2008-2009 American Community Survey figures and contain estimation error not indicated in the table.

2012 divorce rate was estimated usung 2011 population.

Sources: Michigan Occurrence Divorce Files, Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Community Health; Population Estimate (latest update 9/2012), National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Census Populations With Bridged Race Categories
Monthly Vital Statistics Report, National Center for Health Statistics and U.S. Bureau of Census.


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